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Davy Byrnes, Dublin, Ireland

Davy Byrnes

4.6
4.6
743 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Dublin's most famous pub, certainly in a literary sense, with its Joycean associations. Always classy and fashionable. It's the original Dublin gastropub at over 100 years old.
Anybody who is familiar with Dublin pub food will be aware of Davy Byrne’s food reputation, in which seafood is the speciality.
If you visit the premises at lunchtime and evening time, you will witness the huge trade which is done in fresh Seafood, Wagyu Burgers and pub classics like Fish & Chips. There is also a full range of Salads and Sandwiches to compliment these and, as often as not, you can enjoy Oysters and Guinness.
The classic Gorgonzola sandwich with a glass of Burgundy as mentioned in Ulysses is available every day.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate strollers/buggies indoors at Davy Byrnes but subject to availability, we can at our outside terraced area. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    087 712 1405
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Set Menus and Platters available
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private room named Molly's Room that can cater for up to 26 people.
  • Area
    Grafton Street
  • Cross Street
    We're just in between Grafton Street and Dawson Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Luas on Dawson Street
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 743 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin 2

    Irish

743 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy my visits to Davy Byrnes. Its an ideal location to meet friends and family to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. See you again soon.

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  2. JB46

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, lovely ambience, good quality food and a lovely pint.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, the ambiance, and the food! All 5 star. The music that was playing while we were there was a bit loud and frantic. We had to keep ourselves from eating too fast as a result.

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  4. HelenM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there with two friends . It was the first time for us all. We all went for The Hake. It was fresh and the batter was very light very tasty. Service could not fault it. Will definitely be back

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  5. Foodie

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - outstanding service, great location.

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  6. Maria

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved it and will definitely return The good the staff the ambiance was second to none Wonderful

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  7. SharonC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for casual meet up with friends. Very friendly and efficient staff. Lovely atmosphere. Would recommend Davy Byrnes

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience, and nice casual atmosphere. The Molly room in the back looks fancier and that’s where they have an original, signed copy of Ulysses. The host was very nice to show us around. Service was excellent, except when the one time they forgot we had ordered something. But no biggie.

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  9. NicolaT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great pub. Lovely art deco decor, delicious food, friendly staff and of course the literary connection with James Joyce

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, cooked to perfection. A favourite place to visit in Dublin.

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  11. Cecmgt

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoyed my experience very much. I had the burger which was delicious. I thought a glass of Newzealand Savion Blanc quite expensive. The ladies could do with an upgrade in line with the rest of the pub. Overall, very enjoyable.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun Place! Food was Delicious! Definitely would go back

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  13. Felix

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience in a historic pub & very good food.

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  14. AnnaL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location great ambience great food. We enjoyed our lunch v much. Beef pie was delicious and chicken wings starters were v nice indeed. Service excellent.

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  15. EmmaM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, doing the classics to a high level. Service very attentive and warm.

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  16. lorraineh

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great trip back in time meeting old friends in Davy byrnes , our meal was really delicious we had fish( hake )?n chips and honestly it’s the best piece of fish I’ve had in some time , . .we then moved down to front of bar where we listened to a fabulous musician and his wife they were super we danced and sang the night away and not a teenager in sight !! We will be back again happy campers all of us .top marks for the bar staff and restaurant staff 👍😋

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  17. DoroM

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Our server was very nice. Service was quick. Good choice for lunch. I had the fish and chips very tasty. My lunch date had the roast chicken. She said the mash was lovely , chicken was lovely but very small portion. Would recommend though for lunch just off Grafton Street

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  18. Hammy

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table ahead for dinner as part of a trip to Dublin, and this place didn't disappoint. Great venue. Fantastic service. The staff are just the friendliest, professional and warmest you can find anywhere. The food too lived up to expectations. Delicious! Lovely decor and spotless toilets. Highly recommend.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience in a charming historic venue. Fish and chips was excellent and our server Valentina was very attentive,and our host Linda very welcoming. A thrill to be surrounded by such literary history!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre-rugby game lunch. Great food and the service was brilliant.

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  21. SUsanG

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted by Linda who was lovely and friendly taking us to our table and confirming our numbers ( remembering my first name -brownie points!) our waitress was efficient, friendly and helpful. Food was delish and the wine was fab too. Lovely decor internally. For me a wee Irish gem

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  22. MichaelM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lamb stew is very tasty and good value. Great place for tourists, the advertising screen on continuous loop is irritating. Very nice and attentive servers.

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  23. GaylordChristmas

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Efficient but very friendly service. Perfect pub noise. Good Irish menu, right temperatures.

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  24. DennysH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It Was Amazing, Great Service, Very Friendly Staffs, Tasty Food, Very Nice Place for Share With Family And Friends. 100% Recommended. Very Special Thanks to The Boss made us feel as the Family Atmosphere. Very Satisfied. Hope to Return Back soon with my Family. Thanks a Million. Kind Regards Dennys Hernandez.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolutely fantastic spot! The food, service, ambiance and of course the Guinness are simply perfect. Couldn’t recommend it more 👌🏻

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  26. SimonB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    every small bit looked after very well. very personal service

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  27. SharonC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening out. Prompt and friendly service, lovely lady from Pennsylvania served us. Food was delicious. Would recommend to others

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  28. CJP1968

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I chose Davey Byrnes to celebrate my leap year birthday. The food and drink were excellent and I got a free dessert which was ice.

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  29. ThuyenP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, and nice food, the service was very good I recommend the venue

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  30. Nora

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful atmosphere and food / staff and service top notch. Music a bit too loud . It's a place for conversations and that's the reason we always end up in Davy Byrnes for an evening out to catch up with friends for a chat, but overpowered by loud music is quite annoying! Otherwise, love it.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. DavidS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A good lunch menu that catered to all tastes and price points. An elegant room complimented by efficient staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Bermo

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We would be regular diners whether it be walk in or by reservation and had a lovely evening again

    1 person found this helpful

  33. PatrickG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great value for money. Staff brilliant

    1 person found this helpful

  34. ValerieO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service. Really nice decor too. Would recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  35. EimearC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy a trip to Davy Byrnes, the food is always excellent and the service is warm, friendly and attentive.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. JanK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff amazingly . Lovely friendly athmosphere Beef and Guinness pie and mash . Second time in two weeks I had this. Wine . House wine 31e Good value. Will make this my go to on a regular visit to Dublin

    1 person found this helpful

  37. Clooney1

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Sat at our table , table beside us, manager I think on phone, very loud ,we heard his whole conversation, in relation to rosters, he would cover some hours next wk, organise babysitting etc ,another call to his wife, filling her in etc, than called a staff member over to ask her to change something re hours, totally unprofessional, my husband wanted to leave .

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken wings were some of the best I’ve had, and the Guinness is great here. I was not a fan of the steak frites, I found the beef was quite tough and tasteless - they do give you a mound of flaky salt for dipping but it was too hard to control how much salt was in each bite. You were left with either too much, or too little, and the steak was generally just quite poor. I would imagine other dishes were nicer, in hindsight I think I should have gotten the wagyu burger!

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  39. Rolando

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal , food tasted great, I had fish & chips & probably the best I have had in along time. My husband had the Guiness pie , very enjoyable. Nice atmosphere & great staff.

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  40. MagsO

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. Great service..looking forward to my next visit.

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FAQs

Davy Byrnes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 087 712 1405.

Davy Byrnes is rated 4.6 stars by 743 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Davy Byrnes

21 Duke St,, Dublin, Ireland D02 K380

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    We're just in between Grafton Street and Dawson Street
  • Area
    Grafton Street
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Luas on Dawson Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    087 712 1405
  • Catering
    Set Menus and Platters available
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private room named Molly's Room that can cater for up to 26 people.
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